The project is not intended to alter or distort the incredible variety of inhabited space in Jerusalem, but rather to underline and develop the urban values needed to ensure the vitality of the city's neighbourhoods. The result is an organic form which conserves and reinforces Jerusalem's overall complexity.
Working on the theme of the city built upon itself, the plan subtends reflection in density, which is then translated into a discussion of what is the right size, the right quantity, the right vicinity. Densification takes the form of an alternation of compact "blocks" of buildings and large empty spaces. Density and variety are the twin pillars of the model Sorkin proposes for Jerusalem.
The results emerging from the discussions of the idea have been collected and published in the volume "The Next Jerusalem, Sharing the Divided City", published by Monacelli Press in April 2005.